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  1. i I suggest you provide a project template for XAML/Typescript instead of HTML/Typscript.

    I suggest the following three items:
    A. You provide a project template for XAML/Typescript instead of HTML/Typescript. The XAML should be transpiled to HTML as the typescript is transpiled to javascript. Developers can either work with the XAML view window or the HTML view window depending on which one they are comfortable with. that way MS developers coming from wpf/Silverlight are happy and new open source developers coming from HTML are happy.
    B. You should create RIA services for XAML/Typescript just as you had in Silverlight/c#/vb. And you will be forgiven for leading developers to Silverlight and killing it.
    C.…

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Display TFS project and build information on the start screen

      Allow users to select projects for which they would like to see information about on the start screen such as burndown chart or recent builds or other notifications.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate excel and TFS2013 to allow Iterations to be created as a bulk operation

        In TFS2010 Scrum template, the user can create multiple Sprint work items for multiple teams using Excel, and assign start and end dates very easily. I like the new Iteration creation interface in TFS2013, but there needs to be a way to bulk create Iterations - this would reduce the administration of Iterations considerably.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable Global NoTracking of Data in Entity Framework

          Hi,
          This is just an extension of existing behavior.
          My understanding of Model, View, Controller is that changes to the model should be reflected in interested views at the earliest opportunity (for example, the observer pattern allows for this). Thus if a data value is changed in an underlying database or persistent data store such as a file, any view that is observing that data model should reflect the change at the earliest opportunity (in the web world when the user refreshes a page, or when a page timer fires causing a page refresh).
          It appears that the default behavior…

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Caller Info Attribute for MethodBase of Caller

            For tracing/logging API I think an additional caller info attribute would be beneficial in allowing the callee to request that the caller pass a MethodBase of the caller. The callee could then use reflection on the MethodBase to format the caller.

            Upon seeing a method decorated with this attribute the C#/VB.NET compilers would emit a ldtoken opcode with the RuntimeMethodHandle of the calling method and call MethodBase.GetMethodFromHandle() to obtain the MethodBase reference.

            e.g.
            public void Foo(int x, [CallerMethod] MethodBase caller = null) {
            // do stuff
            }

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Overload const or readonly keyword to make writing immutable structure a lot easier like Fantom language

              In Fantom language you can use const keyword to declare immutable class. I think C# should do it too.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • syntactic sugar for await

                I'd love to see the following syntactic sugar come to C#:

                block awaiting which automatically creates anonymous Task objects, runs them asynchronously, and unwraps their result after they have finished.

                For example the following:

                | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExample()
                | {
                | int i1, i2;
                |
                | await
                | {
                | i1 = AsyncInt(1);
                | i2 = AsyncInt(2);
                | }
                |
                | Console.WriteLine("{0} + {1} = {2}", i1, i2, i1 + i2);
                | }

                Would translate to:

                | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExampleOutput()
                | {
                | int i1, i2;
                |
                | Task<int> __ti1;
                | Task<int> __ti2;
                |
                | await…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a "Move to end" option to the right-click context menu on a backlog item

                  When I add new items to the backlog they appear at the top. Sometimes this is OK - but sometimes I want them right at the bottom. Dragging them to the bottom is cumbersome, so a right-click "Send to bottom" would be really helpful.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Manage multiple directory-arguments for debugging.

                    While debugging I have some possible scenarios, each one has to be launched in different directory and proper arguments.

                    Going to properties, clicking the mouse and doing some copy-paste each time looks like fishing before starting to debug.

                    It would be nice having a history to select the one I want to repeat this time and start to debug ASAP.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • One click navigation from current sprint board to backlog and vice-versa

                      Add buttons to the backlog explorer next to each sprint/backlog to allow you to go directly to the task board or backlog for that sprint.
                      At the moment in the task board if I click 'backlog items' it takes me to the Kanban board and then I have to click the backlog items task.

                      Likewise from the backlog items list I have to click the current sprint and then the board tab.

                      One click would be nice.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit & Continue: Support for generics

                        There are 3 main areas where Edit & Continue doesn't work, this reduces speed of development significantly in some cases. I suggest that this great feature is improved to cope with newer features of Visual Studio:

                        - Support for Generics

                        30 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the great suggestion.

                          Due to the way we work on features, having a single suggestion that represents what is actually many features across different teams is difficult to track and prioritize. Instead, I’ve changed this suggestion to represent “Edit & Continue: Support for Generics”. We already have two other suggestions representing anonymous methods and x64 support. If you voted for this suggestion for either of those, feel free to move your vote:

                          Anonymous Methods:
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/4079440-edit-continue-allow-the-modification-of-lambda-

                          64-bit:
                          http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2037667-x64-edit-and-continue

                          Regards

                          David Kean
                          CLR Team

                        • Static property extensions

                          Allow static property extensions in the same way as extension methods.

                          e.g.

                          public static bool Exists { get { return !String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(value); } }

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VDTSDB - User Accounts Deployment

                            I have a different user accounts for different environments
                            Also have different databases country wise with same schema structure
                            When i am deploying i wants to ignore the user accounts addition/deletion
                            As per the current VSTSDB deployment utility, i am not able to do this
                            It would be great, If i get an option to "ignore users" during deployment/deployment script generation through VSTSDB

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • decorate default DisplayName properties with $() to ease localization pains

                              when creating the display name property for screen items, decorate with $() for localization.

                              For extra credit create an entry in the default resx as required and dump in the value that is currently used in the DisplayName.

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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow users to change the URL of the account in case of a misspelling or need for change

                                In case of a user error when entering the initial account name, it would be nice to have the option of altering the account name / URL after the account has been created. Mine currently reflects the name of a single project I am running, and I will need to add multiple other projects that are not associated. Perhaps the option to change exists - but I am not seeing it.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enhanced Scroll Bar: Add #Regions

                                  I would love it if you could add regions in the enhanced scroll bar that had been added in 2013. (this could be tested in productivity power tools)

                                  I imagine it could look like this for an example:

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the LoadTestRunId to the Load Test Summary page

                                    I would like to find the LoadTestRunId easily on the Load Test Summary page.

                                    Currently I have to run an SQL query on the loadtest results such as

                                    SELECT * FROM [LoadTest2010].[dbo].[LoadTestRun]
                                    where StartTime >= '2013-08-12T00:00:00.000' AND StartTime <= '2013-09-12T00:00:00.000'

                                    to find each LoadTestRunId I want to use before I can make my reports on the loadtest results using MSBIDS.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Online

                                      As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

                                      I am sure we are not the only ones.

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                                        64 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

                                        Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Generic pointers

                                          It would be great to have generic pointers within C#.

                                          It is quite painful to have the function written for double, byte...

                                          e.g.

                                          private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<byte> m) {//do the job}
                                          private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<int> m) {//do the job}
                                          ...

                                          instead of
                                          private unsafe Matrix<float> Cast<T>( Matrix<T> m)
                                          {
                                          T* mPtr = m.Ptr;

                                          //do the job
                                          }

                                          The CIL and thus CLR itself supports generic pointers. Why would not C# also ?

                                          9 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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