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  1. Open source the code that powers the .NET Reference Source browser

    Filed on behalf of our customer:

    Is it possible to get the source of "sourceof.net" so that we can use that for browsing & searching through large codebases?

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Alllow non-ASCII characters in Content match in Monitor

      When definig Monitor, only ASCII characters are allowed in Content Match. With this restriction it's impossible to monitor the right content on web pages in many natural languages.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show who has triggered a release

        It is great that an active release in RM has approvers etc. But I also want to see who has triggered a release to begin with

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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Turn off whitespace for C# and autoformat automatically

          Much like HTML treats all white space as a single character, do the same for code, save it to disk/etc with a single space only in place of carriage returns/tabs/spaces, then autoformat the code when rendering or typing to suit (except inside quoted strings of course).

          Make this an option you can turn on, then we can have all our team do it, then if someone wants single line if statements they can configure their "view" to format that way, but everyone else sees it under-indented. Make it so you can tweak the autoformat you see to suit your preference…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include spell check in TFS Work Items

            Make spell check available in work items in TFS. i.e. Titles, Description, History ...

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            • Give the option to edit a project file if it fails to load.

              Sometimes a project file has an invalid reference or can not find a referenced file or project. Instead of needing to open Notepad++ to edit the project file, it would be great if VS would offer you the option to open the project file if it failed to load.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a Windows Azure API documentation

                The azure .net API doesn't have a single helpful explanation, example or insight, which means that users have to find on google how the API should be used. Typical example of an unhelpful documentation:
                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj682771.aspx
                No explaination on what the filter expression should be or where the syntax is defined.
                The fact that the azure API has evolved and breaking changes were introduced makes searching on google particularly unefficient as many solutions are not relevant anymore.

                If Microsoft is serious about pushing azure, providing a similar quality of documentation than the rest of the .net framework for the Azure API…

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve Visual Studio Object Browser Support for F#

                  The Visual Studio Object Browser is an invaluable source of information to learn the API of third-party libraries or frameworks.
                  However, when such libraries are written in F#, much of the relevant information is either missing or only indirectly recognizable (in CLI-compiled form).

                  In descending order of precedence, the following issues tend to impede productivity in larger projects:

                  - Type aliases cannot be found. Therefore, short of try and error, there is no way of figuring out what namespace has to be opened to access an alias. It gets even more involved when the alias resolves to yet another alias…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

                    Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

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                    • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                      I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                      For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                      bool boilerIsOn = true;
                      Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

                      7 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I suggest improve the Visual Studio 2012 design

                        I suggest improve the Visual Studio 2012 design.

                        The design of Visual Studio 2010 was great, you can continue with it or make some changes.

                        Visual Studio without colors is so unclear, and uncomfortable to work with.

                        I suggest to give Visual Studio 2012 default colors.

                        Thank you,
                        Rafael Millis

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow TFS Object Model to query for a Tree of Workitems

                          Currently the TFS Object Model only allows you to query for a flat list of work items. I want the ability to query TFS programmatically through the .Net and get a Tree of WorkItems.

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                          • Make inline if(?) without else

                            As you know many of developers use inline if, and there are many cases when really we need only one case. For example we write
                            textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20) : textBlock1.Text;
                            But, we can simply write
                            textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20);

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Why is that VS 2012 dose not save .aspx page when you are in html mode?

                              I am working on VS 2012 and have noticed few issues such as

                              1. Why is that VS 2012 dose not save .aspx page when you are in html mode?
                              2. Save All dosent work as it it intended to
                              Why so

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add View Designer and Database Diagram Designer for Studio 2012

                                Please add the View designer and Database Diagram designer to Studio 2012. I know these features are available in Management Studio, but you cant work on your database with it while Studio is open which is a big inconvenience.

                                Studio 2010 had these extremely useful features.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change the default tab size to 2 space for JSON file type

                                  To be consistent with other IDEs. For example, see package.json in Node.js etc.

                                  http://i.imgur.com/LRo5HZv.png

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support the accessibility for MFC feature pack controls for Coded UI Test

                                    We have moved to the feature pack controls [CMFCToolBar, CMFCMenuBar] and CMFCRibbonBar, this migration caused a big failure in the Coded UI Test it fail.

                                    I thought that these classes didn't implement the acc_get... methods, but these methods was implemented and it works with the narrator it reads the buttons, menus texts but the coded ui test can't find them it identify them and their names, ids...

                                    In the CMFCToolBar or CMFCMenuBar, I works fine for the main buttons but if that button contains a child CMFCPopupMenu it will not find a button in it, When the CMFCToolBarMenuButton is asked…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • to post user videos or demo links of the early features /setup/bugs recap regularily in ur blog

                                      A video /image or visual representation depicts 1000 words per sec.Hence as a new visitor to mvp's blog a introduction videos about you and your team followed by early prerelease goals and objectives towards volunteers and steering them towards existing communities as well as posting features/recap which are non confidential and non company properitery will be worthy of msdn developers/partners/enterprenurs who want to use the new capabilities for faster and efficient turnover.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hardware Accelerated Graphics for C# and Visual Basic.Net

                                        There is currently a gap for hardware accelerated graphics support in both C# and Visual Basic.Net. With no more support for XNA(full support was never even given in Visual Basic.Net) and the latest version of DirectX not supported in C# and Visual Basic.Net we are left with outdated or unmanaged solutions that provide hardware accelerated graphics operations.

                                        How are developers expected to create advanced games in C# or Visual Basic.Net without proper support? This is unacceptable and should be addressed immediately.

                                        I propose that, since Microsoft has taken a stance to no longer support XNA, to allow programmers to develop…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • event view to contain what pages the user has visited

                                          When debugging an exception, the exception details show the page the exception occurred on, but to debug it further it would be very useful to know about all the pages a user has visited in their session.

                                          Because sometimes it's a certain order of pages and/or button clicks that cause the exception to occur.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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