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  1. optimization for debugging

    An option similar to GCC's -Og would be fantastic for one of Visual Studio's bigger industries, commercial games. One is currently forced between choosing a fully optimized build that is impossible to debug or a debuggable build that can't run many real-time game tests at playable speeds.

    Some basic optimizations like low-level inlining (simple getters and accessors and other very simple functions) and some math optimization is still easy to debug but can make _massive_ improvements to run-time speed.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Clear List show bogus/extraneous info

      Doing a Clear List is showing bogus/extraneous information. I think it's a buggy ToString myself.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • formatting object initializers not respecting Tools/Options settings

        The tools/options for placing members on their own new line is not respected in VS 2013.

        More details and screen pics are here.
        http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS2013 reset ALL window settings

          Upon first launching my Win Store App on a computer with multiple displays, ALL of my window settings were completely F@#$%^D up!

          What I mean is, my LOCKED start menu which is on my secondary monitor was reset to the main/primary monitor. Outlook on my third screen was moved to the primary screen, likewise ALL of my icons on my 2nd monitor, you guessed it, "transported" to the primary. NOT good guys! Devs take their time to setup their monitors and windows (VS windows were all screwed up too!) to just have you toast their settings? NO, that'll happen ONCE!…

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Debugging Win Store Apps can't Alt+Tab when using Local Machine

            Debugging with Win Store Apps does NOT let you Alt+Tab back to your app after you Alt+Tab to VS. More details on my blog.

            http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

            There is a work around (pick Simulator) BUT that's a work around, the Alt+Tab should work.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • safemode incompatible

              When launching a Visual Studio 2013 in SafeMode (devenv /safemode) ALL Win Store Apps and WP8 apps are marked as incompatible. HUH? Wha? I thought Win Store Apps were first class citizen in the MS world? apparently not?

              More details at my blog.
              http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Refilter the results

                It would be great for the user to be able to refilter the results. I have search for a particular strings and from within the results I need to find a second set of results. It would be good to have the feature.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable an option in the ResolveAssemblyReference Task to log a warning on any assebly conflict.

                  The MSBuild task ResolveAssemblyReference will search for and detect any assembly reference conflicts. When it finds a conflict it will either choose the higher version assembly or worse, arbitrarily choose the conflict winner.

                  It will only generate a warning in the particular case when the reference that looses a conflict is a primary reference.

                  e.g.
                  App -> Assemby1 -> Assembly3V1
                  App -> Assembly2 -> Assembly3V1.1

                  In some cases depending on strong names and rules inside ResolveAssemblyReference Assembly3V1 might be chosen as the conflict winner and so a runtime error can be generated if Assembly2 depends on a new method or…

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Azure Mobile Services projects

                    Similar to Cloud Services projects that would allow development of Mobile Services node code and configuration within Visual Studio. This will make it easy to bring Mobile Services deployments and scripts into corporate TFS version control and deployment pipelines.

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improvement to c# to add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class

                      Add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class; in addition to extension methods have extension interfaces. The google Go language already has that. For instance if I could add the IComparable<> and IComparable interfaces to Regex Match I could add Match instances to a Sop.Collections.Generic.BTree.BTreeDictionary

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • provide Focus boundable property for UI elements in XAML

                            in XAML, provide Focus bool property for input UI elements like TextBox, Button ... and make them bouindable to VM property

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow VS Unit Test Generator to add test to existing project

                              Prompt to add test class to existing project or create new one. Allows us to build up TestSuites with TestFixtures in it rather than having a project per class.

                              16 votes
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                              • WCF service layer for Entity Framework (EF)

                                Abstraction over EF layer and providing a WCF Service Layer will help in moving the EF will enable Scalability to a greater extent.

                                Thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ToQueue<T> and ToHashSet<T> extension methods on IEnumerable<T>

                                  IEnumerable<T> has the ToList<T> extension method, and it would be very useful to have equivalent ToQueue<T> and ToHashSet<T> methods. Although Queue<T> and HashSet<T> have constructors that take an IEnumerable<T>, they cannot be used when T is an anonymous type. For example this is an error:

                                  var q = new Queue(Enumerable.Range(1, 3).Select(i => new { Prop = 7 }));

                                  But the equivalent using ToQueue works fine. It is fairly easy to define your own extension methods along the lines of:

                                  public static HashSet<T> ToHashSet<T>(this IEnumerable<T> collection)
                                  {
                                  return new HashSet<T>(collection);
                                  }

                                  But the use case is very common, so they seem…

                                  67 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • please make an option to to keep 3 last used tabs

                                    there is an option to reuse tabs if saved , but please make an option to to keep 3 last used tabs .other tabs can be automaticaly closed

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the CodeLense feature available on all Visual Studio 2013 versions

                                      Currently the CodeLense feature is available only on the Ultimate version of VS2013. It would be great if we could have this feature on every version of VS2013

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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back the ability to hide the (left hand) TOC on MSDN web pages.

                                        This used to be possible with the "T" key, now you have to click an extremely small target on the page.

                                        Also, the conrtents themselves are pretty much useless.

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                                          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Configure New Features at the Team Project Collection Level

                                          With TFS 2012 and TFS 2013, it's possible to run the Configure Features wizard on an individual Team Project to upgrade out-of-the-box process templates appropriately. For companies with many Team Projects, it would be more useful to have an option to run this wizard at the Team Project Collection level.

                                          Microsoft links to some code to programmatically do this in TFS 2012...
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ff432837.aspx
                                          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/05/09/how-to-configure-features-for-dozens-of-team-projects.aspx

                                          ... but as you can see from the comments and this post, the API changes enough that this code no longer works for TFS 2013.
                                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/62e26684-a4b8-4643-9c7f-784f70370dbd/feature-enablement-app-fails-with-tfs-2013?forum=tfsprocess

                                          Instead of making all on-premise administrators write and/or update this…

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