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  1. Study Global fee entries - identical charge to multiple accounts

    Allow fee entries for the same fee onto studyglobal for multiple students in one go - rather than having to do each individually which takes a considerable amount of time - eg. same fee, for same thing, on the same date, for 30 students - one entry and then identify students with their ID number for the posting to each account.

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    • to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

      I suggest to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

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      • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

        Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

        Class myClass

        <VB>
        Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
        return i1+i2
        End Function
        </VB.NET>

        <C#>
        void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
        {
        // When the button is clicked,
        // display result of added numbers in messagebox
        Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
        }
        </C#>

        End Class

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow people to annotate code when the debugger prevents them from editing

          Currently you can add a task to your code by doing // TODO: blah.., when I'm debugging (and therefore can't edit code) I cannot put comments into the code to remind me that something needs fixing. This either leads to the fix being forgotten or that I have to detach from the debugger to do the fix immediately (which slows development, especially if you've noticed a trivial bug). It would be great it you allowed a function like "Insert comment" which would then insert exactly that comment as soon as the debugging session ended.

          Many thanks for your response from…

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring SQLCE Support Back to the IDE

            SQLCE seems to be becoming the red-headed stepchild in the Microsoft toolset. Quietly and with no discussion, support for the easy-to-use, small-footprint, easily-deployed database has been incrementally redacted with each Visual Studio release.

            It's difficult to understand why the existing features, when they were working well, have been removed. Why ruin a good thing?

            Hopefully this doesn't signify an eventual fate similar to that of the venerable Visual FoxPro.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

              In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

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                16 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Quick open line like in sublime

                A shortcut that will open a line in which you can QUICKLY (unlike now) navigate to a file in project by prefixing the search line with !p or a file in solution !s and then file name, or a method in the open file by !m or a property etc.. etc...

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • safely remove volumes

                  Add "Safely Removes Hardware and Eject Media" facility in .Net equivalent to the Windows Explorer facility of the same name.

                  I would dearly like to be able to safely eject a USB stick when a program I use finishes with it. My program currently knows which volumes are mounted and therefore can check if the USB stick containing the file is mounted and if it isn't, request it to be mounted. It would be great to be able to programmatically dismount it when finished.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Re-order properties

                    It would be nice, in the Solution Explorer pane, when exploding classes, to be able to reorder properties and methods to easily group them only by drag-n-drop.

                    For example, if I use the Generate function to create a property from a local variable, the property will get created at the end of the class. If I want to bring the property at the top with my other properties, I have to do a copy-paste. When the code is getting large, it's pretty long to reorder it.

                    So, me and my colleagues would find this useful to be able to drag…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Share all comments in Task List for VC++ projects

                      It works well for C# projects in the same solution, but it doesn't work for VC++ projects, I mean that it doesn’t share all comments in default in Task List window for VC++ app if you add them in different project files in the same solution.

                      See: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c413b476-66bc-46be-bda8-e2cd910f1466/c-project-task-list-in-visual-studio-2012-ultimate?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable to specify collation on fields used in where clauses

                        instead of:

                        StringBuilder query = new StringBuilder("select * from [User] where ");

                        query.AppendFormat("[Name] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI like '%{0}%' ", searchString);

                        database.Users.SqlQuery(query.ToString(), "").OrderBy(s => s.Name);

                        be able to do:

                        database.Users.Where(m => m.Name.Contains(searchString)).UseCollate(m=>m.Name, "Latin1_General_CI_AI");

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate PHP language with PDO extension for MySQL.

                          There should be ability to use the online powerful PHP functions inside any C# application, as PHP is nowadays is very advanced and reliable language for online processes (server side)... and let other functions (C# functions) to care about the offline properties (local side)...
                          PHP Check for files online, get values, also in logging in/out for online applications, and sure the most important point in integrating PHP language inside C# applications is to have PDO extension to connect to the online MySQL databases and function with them.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Introduce serializable lambdas syntax

                            Serializable lambdas would loos like:
                            SerializableLambda<Func<Int, int, int>> op = (a, b) @> a + b;
                            foreach(var pair in new Dictionary<int, int> { {1,2}, {3,4}, {5,6} })
                            {
                            yield return x(pair.Key, pair.Value);
                            }

                            Also we can use them so:
                            SerializableLamnda<Func<Item, bool>> filter = SerializableLambda<Func<Item, bool>>.ReadFrom(stream);
                            using(var ctx = new AwesomeContext()) {
                            foreach(var item in ctx.Items.Where(filter)) {
                            ProcessItem(item);
                            }

                            thee serization medias can be used:
                            SerializableLambda<Func<Item.bool>> lambda = a @> a.Property1 == "Some value");
                            var readableStr = lambda.ToString();
                            var xmlStr = lambda.ToXML();
                            using(var stream = new MemoryStream()) {
                            lambda.WriteTo(stream);.
                            ///do something
                            }

                            And serializong methods like so:
                            public static SerializableLambda<TDelegate> ReadFrom(Stream…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Nothing!!! VS and C# rocks!

                              Nothing!!! VS already is the best IDE ever in my opnion. And all about C# even better!! Take care on IE and Windows Phone to run properly what we develop with VS. And make people wish to have a Windows Phone, make it a must have. It is what we need. Thanks!

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show include file chain when reporting bugs/warnings in header files

                                Some "already defined" macros, or other (template) problems are buried in different libraries included over different header files. I would like to get an option in context menu to show the include file stack from the offending header up to .cpp file.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow mass replace all for field values in Work Items

                                  An example would be, we should be able to perform query of work items that are in the "Deferred" state and replace it with "Closed" state. Or query a work item based on a date range and placed their State on hold or Defer them, etc.

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                                  • One Line Initialization

                                    I have a suggestion for a possible syntax improvement in visual basic.net. It's towards the initialization portion of a one line multiple declaration. Here is an example:

                                    'Syntax:
                                    Dim a, b, c As Integer = 5

                                    'Output:
                                    'a = 5
                                    'b = 5
                                    'c = 5

                                    Attached is a file of an example where I would want to use a one line initialization. Take a look at the test scores(test1, test2, test3). An easier way to declare those would be:

                                    Dim test1, test2, test3 As Double = -1

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add 'Apps for Office project template' from VS Pro to VS Express Web, so it supports Office app debugging, since Office apps are HTML5 in

                                      Add 'Apps for Office project template' from VS Pro to VS Express Web, so it supports Office app debugging, since Office apps are HTML5 in the task pane.
                                      Have to buy VS Pro now, for HTML5 work, is too expensive.
                                      Convergence of web and Office apps; why Office app development excluded from VS Express?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • inspect arguments in call stack window

                                        It should be possible to inspect arguments in the Call Stack window by hovering over them (or expanding the line to a series of watch lines, or selecting them or something similar).

                                        This would save a lot of stack crawling.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Setup up Team Days off in the same place as setting the dates for the Iterations.

                                          Setting up the Iteration dates is in a separate area to setting up how many hours and what days off individuals have. When I want to set up public holidays as team days off, I have to check to see which Iteration this falls under and then go to that iteration and set it up there. Can Team Days off please be set up in the same place as the Iteration configuration AS WELL as where it currently is.

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